bremsstrahlung

noun
brems·​strah·​lung | \ ˈbrem(p)-ˌshträ-ləŋ How to pronounce bremsstrahlung (audio) \

Definition of bremsstrahlung

: the electromagnetic radiation produced by the sudden deceleration of a charged particle in an intense electric field (as of an atomic nucleus) also : the process that produces such radiation

First Known Use of bremsstrahlung

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bremsstrahlung

German, literally, decelerated radiation

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The first known use of bremsstrahlung was in 1935

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“Bremsstrahlung.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bremsstrahlung. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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